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Mother-tongue finance and accounting learning tool – a first in SA
13 February, 2015

UCT's College of Accounting has collaborated with Fasset (Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority) and GetSmarter to launch 'Learn Accounting' which offers video-based learning on key financial and accounting concepts.

The programme will help universities graduate more black accounting students and ultimately also boost their numbers in a sector in which the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) reports sluggish transformation. A mere 24% of chartered accountants in SA are black, in spite of numerous initiatives and bursary programmes to reverse the trend.


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UCT launches unique financial learning tool to boost black accounting graduates
10 February, 2015

The UCT College of Accounting has developed an innovative – and free – teaching platform that will help thousands of students across South Africa master complex accounting and business principles.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) College of Accounting in collaboration with Fasset (Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority) and GetSmarter has launched a new online teaching platform – offering free, multilingual video-based learning on key financial and accounting concepts.


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College launches first Accounting Teaching and Learning Conference
05 December, 2014

The College of Accounting has successfully hosted the first Southern Africa Accounting Association (SAAA) Teaching and Learning in Accountancy conference, convened by Associate Professor Ilse Lubbe.

Held on 5 December, it was attended by 110 delegates from 17 universities across the country. The conference was arranged by the SAAA in reaction to the trending interest in Accounting Education by delegates at the international conference that was held in Somerset West in June last year.

Prof Lubbe, a member of the SAAA Exco and subject expert for Accounting Education, is also the convenor of the new Postgraduate Diploma in Public Sector Accounting, which launches next year.


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